Is there any way to setup mailman to stop distributing X-Confirm-Reading-
To requests sent by some list users?
One user has unsubscribed from my list just because it was distributed
over the list.
Does anyone know if it is possible to clone a list instead of manually
creating each one from scratch?
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Using Mailman 2.1.3, we have had problems with virus-generated messages with
spoofed senders getting through to a one-way list.
The only 'solution' I have found is to to disallow any non-moderated users
or administrators. This forces all messages, even from list admins, to be
Under Privacy options: [Recipient filters], we set "Ceiling on acceptable
number of recipients for a posting" to 1.
And also turned on 'Emergency moderation of all list traffic is enabled' in
However this is not ideal. Back in the dark ages I used Majodomo. As
primtive as that program was, these virus messages would not be getting
through. Reason? The moderated users had to include a password with each
post. Could that password type feature be added?
A virus might forge the 'form' and the envelope. But it is aweful hard to
forge a good password that also matches that from.
I am trying to set up a list and have been able to get mailman to use the
proper external domain name for the email address but not for the links to
the unsubscribe page, admin page etc it includes in the emails. Mailman
insist on using an internal name server.domain.com instead of the external
name lists.domain.com (domain.com is used for example purposes only). Does
anyone know how to change this setting?
I forgot to wish all a happy Mailman Reminder Day yesterday.
Do these reminders not bother everyone else? Getting a few dozen of these once
a month used to really piss me off. I long since sent them to my spam folder
but just on principle whoever decided these should be enabled by default ought
to be first against the wall when the revolution comes.
lists.linux.it mailing list memberships reminder
lists.vipul.net mailing list memberships reminder
mail.kde.org mailing list memberships reminder
lists.berlios.de mailing list memberships reminder
gnucash.org mailing list memberships reminder
lists.bestpractical.com mailing list memberships reminder
python.org mailing list memberships reminder
www-124.ibm.com mailing list memberships reminder
redhat.com mailing list memberships reminder
lists.gnucash.org mailing list memberships reminder
ethereal.com mailing list memberships reminder
postgis.refractions.net mailing list memberships reminder
I used the mailman patch-manager at sourceforge to upload a list
submission handler, courier-to-mailman.py, to handle list submissions
and control messages under Courier virtual domains. It's based on Bruce
Perens' qmail-to-mailman script, but is updated for mailman v2 and
modified to work with the Courier MTA.
You may want to include it in the contrib directory of the mailman
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I'm the list support person for my university, and I had a question about change I'm considering making to the "mailman" list on our site. We have monthly password reminders enabled by default and the message that gets sent out starts with "DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE... Here's how to unsubscribe if you don't want to be on such and such list." The problem is that a large number of the people every month don't bother reading the mail and instead reply to mailman-owner with "unsubscribe," usually without leaving the original message intact, so I've got to go in and look at the headers and manually remove them from whatever list they were on.
My plan is to set the "reply-to" address on mailman to be "DONOTREPLY(a)OREGONSTATE.EDU," so that people sending to the list will just have it uncerimoniously bounced back, hopefully forcing them to reread the message, or setting it to another list which auto-responds with "Read this this time." As far as I know, the only mail that gets sent from the mailman list itself are the monthly reminders and the notices it sends me when people attempt to subscribe to the list. Am I missing something that will break if I do this? Does anyone have a better solution? (Being able to set the address the reminders come from would be a cool feature, btw.)
Thanks for the info.
- Jack Bradach
Oregon State University
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